By McMahon Funeral Home
David W. Baierl, 68, Luxemburg, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at his home with his wife by his side, following a courageous battle with brain cancer attributed to Agent Orange.
He was born in Brown County to Ellen M. (Baenen) Baierl and the late Roland L. Baierl on February 06, 1949. He graduated from Luxemburg High School in 1967, an athlete lettering in football, track and wrestling. He married his high school sweetheart, Carol J. Johnson at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg on August 24, 1968. He served in the United States Air Force from 1968 to 1972 serving in Vietnam for one year. He truly was proud to be a Vietnam Veteran. Dave was employed with James River/Georgia Pacific for 41 years as a Supervisor of the Instrumentation Department, retiring in 2009. He was a member of the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, serving as Commander for two years. He received his pilot license in 1988 and was part owner and past President of the Nicolet Airport. He was past President of the Luxemburg Lions Club and member of the Luxemburg Sportsman Club. He was a life long member of St. Mary Church, Luxemburg, attending grade school, serving Mass, as well as a member of the Holy Name Society. His enjoyments included spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, attending their sporting events and was very proud of all of their accomplishments. He enjoyed taking the entire family to Mexico, and traveling with Carol to many destinations. Dave was always ready to take family and friends for a plane ride and in 1993 he built his own airplane. Dave and Carol spent 30 plus years attending the EAA in Oshkosh. Dave enjoyed going to his Mother’s home on Sunday afternoon and playing cards with his family and grabbing chocolate as he left the house. He was an avid reader and loved his aviation magazines. He also enjoyed his Thursday night evenings at Northbrook County Club with his Fantasy Football buddies. One of Dave’s favorite memories was attending the Ice Bowl with his father, December 31, 1967.
Dave loved taking the family out to dinner and breakfast at Village Kitchen.
Survivors include his wife, Carol and their daughters, Kim (Dale) Destiche, New Franken; Tracey (Mark) Jandrin, Luxemburg; four grandchildren, Lauren and Luke Destiche, Jacob and Mitchell Jandrin; his mother, Ellen Baierl, Luxemburg; seven siblings, his twin brother Donald (Nel) Baierl, AZ; Bob (Judy) Baierl, Green Bay; John (Brenda ) Baierl, Luxemburg; Barb (Barry) Nelson, Kewaunee; Ann (James) Voyles, Joan (Bill) Seidl, all of Luxemburg; Julie (Al) Paul, Green Bay; brothers in law and sisters in law, Julie (Dave) Dalebroux, Luxemburg; Allen (Diane) Johnson, Pat Johnson, Ethel (Wayne) Delfosse, all of Green Bay; Sally (John) Slatky, Luxemburg; Julie (Gary Blohowiak) Johnson, Denmark; Lee (Cindy) Johnson, Luxemburg; two godchildren, Anne Hopkins and Heidi VanEgeren; further survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
Dave was preceded in death by his father, Roland L. Baierl; one brother, Tom “Butch” Baierl; one sister, Mary Baierl; his father in law and mother in law, Harold and Margaret Johnson; two brothers in law and one sister in law, Leonard Johnson, Jim Johnson, Karen Grogan.
Friends may call at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg, 2:30 to 7:00pm on Friday, April 21, 2017. Closing American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 and St. Mary Parish prayer service 7:00 pm on Friday. Visitation will continue between 8:30 and 10:00 am, Saturday, April 22, 2017 at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. Funeral 10:30 am on Saturday with Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg with full military rites at graveside. McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the family.
The family wishes to extend a thank you to Father Milton Suess and Deacon Bob Miller for all of their spiritual support, Aurora BayCare Medical Center especially Dr. Dhimant Patel of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center, nurse Lisa, Carrie and Joyce at Aurora for their compassionate care, Unity Hospice and nurse Gwen, the VA Clinic in Green Bay and family and friends for all of your visits and love during this difficult time.
Kim and Tracey would like to thank “Mom” for taking such excellent care of “Our Dad!”